Ambulance staff in Tamil Nadu turn midwives for woman

A 23-year-old, Aishwarya developed labor pains during the wee hours of the morning. Her husband and mother rushed her to the Rapussal Primary Health Centre (PHC).

“It was 2 am when we went to the PHC. The staff there said that the baby’s head was turning, and asked us to go to the Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital,” said Gopalakrishnan.

On their way to MCH, Aishwarya experienced excruciating pain and discomfort, and that’s where the ambulance driver, and the emergency medical technician stopped the ambulance and helped Aishwarya deliver her baby.

“The lives of both the mother and the baby were at stake here, and that is when we decided to proceed with the delivery,” said the medical technician.

“I could see their struggle while delivering the baby. It was a little complicated, yet they managed it well. They made us feel very comfortable. We will be forever grateful to them,” said Gopalakrishnan.

The new born’s parents were incredibly delighted and grateful to them for saving the lives of the mother as well of the child.

Devabaskaran, the ambulance driver, and Boopathiraja, the emergency medical technician, had helped with deliveries for over 10 women in the past year itself.

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